Search Result for: Kentucky


kentucky Court Considers Miranda Warnings

... and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Last month, the kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments in a case from Nelson County that could result in students being given Miranda warnings before being questioned at school in the presence of a law enforcement officer. In the case under consideration, a student was questioned in the school office by an assistant principal in the presence of the armed school resource officer about an empty prescription bottle...
Date: 2012-11-27

kentucky School Board Approves Limits on Use of Seclusion and Restraint

...at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. A new policy approved by the kentucky State School Board prohibits physical restraint of students except when a child’s behavior poses imminent danger of serious physical harm. The new policy is aligned with recommendations released this year by the federal government. Previously, the state did not regulate the use of seclusion and restraint in public schools. Specifically, the policy requires school staff to receive t...
Date: 2012-10-29

Parent Participation, School Accountability & Rural Education: The Impact of KERA on kentucky School Facilities Policy

...By Alan J. DeYoung, University of kentucky An extant literature is currently available which details the erosion of democratic participation and parent control over local schools in the US, ostensibly dedicated to purposes of nation building, modernization and "progress." This literature usually locates and details ideological arguments championing urban school innovation and economies of scale efficiencies, which have continuously overwhelmed localist and democratic arguments in th...
Date: 2000-01-01

State Education Cuts Fall Harder on Rural Districts: A kentucky Example

...e how reliance on state funding to help make up for a lack of local revenue is affecting schools in kentucky during the current economic downturn. Setting the Stage School districts rely on a combination of local, state, and federal funding to pay for schools. One of the thorniest problems in school finance is creating a stable funding stream for rural schools. That’s because two major sources of local revenue available to metropolitan districts — property taxes and sales taxe...
Date: 2008-09-01

State Test Scores in kentucky Reflect Socio-Economic Status

...This RPM Premium Exclusives article appeared in the May 2008 Rural Policy Matters. kentucky, as many states, frequently ranks school districts based on the performance of their students on standardized tests. In the map below, the state’s 174 county and independent (city) public school districts are divided into five groups based on the district’s average score on the state’s CATS tests (using 10-point ranges—i.e, 60-69.9, 70-79.9). Blue districts are the highest-s...
Date: 2008-05-01

2009 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...   kentucky   Corbin Middle School Michelle Anderson and Melissa Evans will journey to Egypt to immerse themselves in the environment, language, culture, and history from the Old Kingdom to the Ptolemic period. They plan to blog their experiences on a daily basis for the benefit of their English and Social Studies students back home and ultimately plan to submit their journals as well as a un...
Date: 2009-11-05

Why Rural Matters 2011-2012 Released This Month

...than doubled in 13 states, including West Virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, kentucky, Alaska, Arizona, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, and Maryland. Poverty: The percentage of rural students living in poverty has risen significantly. Between 1999–2000 and 2008–09 the rate of students eligible for free and reduced price lunch increased by nearly a third to 40% of all rural students. The highest rate of increase was in Arizona, where rural poverty ...
Date: 2012-01-27

All Children Everywhere

... the lead agency in the initiative, which includes schools in Clay, Jackson, and Owsley counties in kentucky. It is one of twelve Promise Neighborhoods in implementation stage nationally, and the first located in a rural area. The federal Promise Neighborhood grant program, modeled on the Harlem Children’s Zone, envisions that all children and youth in the neighborhood have “access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain a...
Date: 2013-12-17

Anything But Research-based: State Initiatives to Consolidate Schools and Districts

...rrent State Consolidation Proposals and Initiatives, Winter 2006: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, kentucky, Maine, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and West Virginia Breaking the Mold: Policies that Support Rural Education Rural Trust's Rural School District Reorganization Standards Introduction Policymakers are giving unprecedented lip service to the importance of data-based decision-making and research-based education reforms. But many are not heeding their ow...
Date: 2006-03-06

Beating the Odds: High Performing, Small High Schools in the Rural South

...ral High School, Lowndes County, Alabama (press release) Frederick Fraize High School, Cloverport, kentucky (press release) Sicily Island High School, Sicily Island, Louisiana (press release, case study) Shaw High School, Shaw, Mississippi (press release, case study) Phelps Jr/Sr High School, Phelps, kentucky (press release) The report concludes that the schools are "structurally simple but organically complex." Only one school has adopted one of the nationally recognized and pa...
Date: 2004-06-01

Do Court Cases Matter?

...Exploit Judges' Good Intentions and Harm Our Children, Hanushek and Linseth looked at cases in kentucky, New Jersey, Wyoming, and Massachusetts, and concluded that, except for Massachusetts, the rulings in the cases did not improve student performance Baker and Welner were inspired to revisit these four finance lawsuits after the book was cited in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion for its proposition that increased funding, and specifically judicially-ordered funding, do not improve stud...
Date: 2010-10-27

Early Childhood Education: Few States Measuring Up

...most notably in Vermont, which saw its gap grow by 21.8%. Delaware (where the gap widened by 5.5%), kentucky (5.4%), Pennsylvania (5.3%), and North Carolina (5.1%) followed with the largest increase in enrollment gaps, generally as legislatures cut funding for state pre-K programs. The growth in the gap in North Carolina is especially important because the state has been under court order to expand pre-K programs for at-risk children. The order, part of the state’s long-running school fun...
Date: 2015-01-28

Education Clauses in State Constitutions

... important, but it is not always clear. For example, plaintiffs in school finance lawsuits in both kentucky and New Jersey won victories considered groundbreaking in scope, despite education clauses generally characterized as “weak.” Weak clauses typically put forth a minimal requirement for the state, such as “to provide and maintain a system of free public schools.” Types of Clauses In a number of states with more recently adopted constitutions, weak education clause...
Date: 2008-04-01

Fact and Figures About States Where More Than One-Third of All Students Are Enrolled in Rural Districts

...ampshire, Montana, Georgia, Iowa, North Dakota, West Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, kentucky, South Dakota, Alabama, and North Carolina. In addition more than half of all students attend school in a rural district in Mississippi (56.5% of all students); Maine (57.2%), and Vermont (57.5%). Source: Why Rural Matters 2013–2014. Read more from the December 2014 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2014-12-17

Fact and Figures: 16 States With High Rural Student Populations

...h Dakota (42.5%), South Carolina (40.0%), Alabama (39.7%), Tennessee (38.7%), North Dakota (38.6%), kentucky (38.5%), West Virginia (37.6%), New Hampshire (35.8%), Arkansas (35.5%), Georgia (34.8%), Iowa (34.3%), and Montana (33.9%). (Why Rural Matters, 2011–12. Data source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2008–09.)   Read more from the August 2012 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2012-08-27